1) The autor begins to explain the main factors which don’t boost the professional career of women. According to him, some factors could explain it as fewer studies, a fewer attempts to evolve and persistence of some sexism persons ; but the most important reason is the time dedicated to children. In always giving examples, the autor lets us know that even if you adopt the perfect organisation which allows you to optimize your time, it might be always difficult to handle both your personal and professional live.
Then, the columnist points out that employers pay more attention to the facetime on the firm, even if employees are twiddle ...view middle of the document...
He also shows us that very few women succeed to.
2) To enforce quotas of female workers in companies should increase the rate of women workers only if it concerns strategic and high-level professional jobs such as member of executive committees, senior managerial jobs or chief-executive officers.
The most important regarding this issue is the way to improve flexibility of schedules and workload of people who have a dependent family.
Initially, managers, who mainly pay attention to the bottom line, have to trust its staff regarding its way to complete and finish the work.
In fact, an executive who has family responsibilities may well handle his work in modulating his schedules. If her manager makes an effort to arrange her concerning her schedule and make it more flexible, she most probably makes an effort regarding business travels.
For companies which are able to afford, they can develop a nursery system within the firm. This kind of measure has already been taken by many companies. Of course it represents a heavy cost, but CEOs must take it as an investment. It certainly improve the involvement and the motivation of the staff but also decrease the stress and the absenteeism rate. It would be the solution to employers who do not understand why talented women leave of the firms.
In conclusion, to enforce quotas is not enough. It is necessary to adopt all these measure which might improve the feelings of women regarding gender equality at the workplace.